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Book Description

Oblong, 180 x 35mm, c.60ff (of which c.10ff blank). Original quarter black morocco & blue-grey pebbled cloth covered boards (some rubbing to leather), edges spotted red, leather pencil holder (empty). Containing some forty identified full sketches and around another ten partial or unidentified sketches, the artist of this competent album provides sketches from Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom over a period of four years. We follow on a visit to Lake Maggiore & Como in 1881 with town views of Luino, Baveno, Como and Bellagio. Then we romp through Venice, Florence and Bologna (one town view a piece) and back to England with a stay in Norfolk (Cromer, Foulness, Overstrand, Roughton) in 1883. Leaps into Belgium and Germany in 1884 and an inspiring visit to the Scillies in 1885 and Cornwall (six sketches - three of the Star castle at St. Marys, Tresco) before finishing in Switzerland in Chesiéres, Lusanne, Arveyes and Küssnacht.
Author [A SKETCHBOOK TOUR OF LAKE COMO & MAGGIORE, VENICE, FLORENCE & BOLOGNA BY WAY OF NORFOLK, CORNWALL, THE SCILLY ISLES & SWITZERLAND, 1881-1886].
Date [Italy, Switzerland, UK]. [1881-86].

Price: £160.00

Offered by Alastor Rare Books

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